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President Trump to address conservatives at CPAC

ABC News(NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.) — President Donald Trump is scheduled to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference Friday at 10:20 a.m., his fifth time addressing the gathering of right-wing organizers and activists.

The conference, which is hosted by   ... Read More

White House chief of staff urged FBI to dispute Trump-Russia report

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus made a personal appeal to a top FBI official to dispute reports that multiple senior members of President Trump's campaign had communicated with Russian agents during the 2016 election,   ... Read More

Pence downplays town hall backlash, rallies conservatives at CPAC

ABC News(NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.) — In his primetime speech to conservatives at the Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday night, Vice President Mike Pence spoke out against the backlash Republicans are seeing in districts across the country, dismissing the "best   ... Read More

DNC reaching end of tight leadership race as party seeks to unite

ABC News(NEW YORK) --  Democratic party officials will vote Saturday for a new chair of the Democratic National Committee, but heading into the weekend, the race is still neck-and-neck and hotly contested.

Democrats may be united against President Donald   ... Read More

Ivanka Trump hosted lawmakers at White House last week for meeting on childcare tax proposal, paid leave

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) --  Ivanka Trump hosted Republican members of Congress at the White House last week to discuss some of her personal legislative priorities -- a childcare tax proposal and paid maternity leave, according to a White House official and   ... Read More

Trump administration withdrew legal memo that found ‘ample legal justification’ to halt Dakota Access pipeline

ABC News(WASHINGTON) --  Two days before the Trump administration approved an easement for the Dakota Access pipeline to cross a reservoir near the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe reservation, the U.S. Department of the Interior withdrew a legal opinion that   ... Read More

White House: Expect ‘greater enforcement’ of marijuana laws

Photodisc/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) --  The White House indicated Thursday that the enforcement of federal laws on recreational marijuana will increase during President Donald Trump's tenure in office.

Press secretary Sean Spicer, responding to a question at Thursday's press briefing about the   ... Read More

President Trump reiterates call for US nuclear supremacy

ABC News(WASHINGTON) --  President Donald Trump on Thursday renewed his call to expand the country's nuclear weapons cache so that the U.S. is the "top of the pack," according to an interview with Reuters.

Trump's comments echoed statements he   ... Read More

Scenes from town halls: Republicans face off with constituents

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --  With the House of Representatives out of session this week, many members have headed back to their home districts to engage with constituents and, in some cases, hold town hall meetings. Some of these events have   ... Read More

Justice Department reverses Obama guidance on reducing private prisons

US Senate(WASHINGTON) --  Attorney General Jeff Sessions has rescinded an Obama-era memo aimed at reducing and ultimately ending the Justice Department's use of private prisons.

The memo, penned in August 2016 by former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates --   ... Read More

Steve Bannon says media ‘always wrong’ about Trump

MIKE THEILER/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  Donald Trump's chief strategist, Steven Bannon, pounced on the media during the Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday, repeating his attack that the press is the "opposition party" that is "always wrong" about the administration.   ... Read More

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos slams Obama’s transgender bathroom rule as ‘overreach’

ABC News(WASHINGTON) --  Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said she supports President Trump's rollback of Obama administration guidelines on transgender students' choice of bathrooms in schools.

During a Q&A at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Thursday, DeVos   ... Read More

Town halls showcase organizing on the left and concerns in both parties

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — From rural towns to big cities and at both public events and private fundraisers, lawmakers home in their districts this week have been bombarded by energized and engaged crowds demanding answers and determined to make their   ... Read More

Trump’s reversal of transgender bathroom guidance contradicts his past claims of support

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Just last month the White House said Donald Trump is "respectful and supportive of LGBTQ rights," but following Wednesday's reversal of Obama-era guidance directing schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom that matches their   ... Read More

Protests follow White House decision on transgender restroom use

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — After the Trump administration issued its decision Wednesday evening to rescind guidance allowing transgender students to use school restrooms that align with their gender identity, a protest against the action was held just outside the White House   ... Read More

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President Trump to address conservatives at CPAC

ABC News(NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.) — President Donald Trump is scheduled to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference Friday at 10:20 a.m., his fifth time addressing the gathering of right-wing organizers and activists.

The conference, which is hosted by   ... Read More

White House chief of staff urged FBI to dispute Trump-Russia report

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus made a personal appeal to a top FBI official to dispute reports that multiple senior members of President Trump's campaign had communicated with Russian agents during the 2016 election,   ... Read More

Pence downplays town hall backlash, rallies conservatives at CPAC

ABC News(NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.) — In his primetime speech to conservatives at the Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday night, Vice President Mike Pence spoke out against the backlash Republicans are seeing in districts across the country, dismissing the "best   ... Read More

DNC reaching end of tight leadership race as party seeks to unite

ABC News(NEW YORK) --  Democratic party officials will vote Saturday for a new chair of the Democratic National Committee, but heading into the weekend, the race is still neck-and-neck and hotly contested.

Democrats may be united against President Donald   ... Read More

Ivanka Trump hosted lawmakers at White House last week for meeting on childcare tax proposal, paid leave

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) --  Ivanka Trump hosted Republican members of Congress at the White House last week to discuss some of her personal legislative priorities -- a childcare tax proposal and paid maternity leave, according to a White House official and   ... Read More

Trump administration withdrew legal memo that found ‘ample legal justification’ to halt Dakota Access pipeline

ABC News(WASHINGTON) --  Two days before the Trump administration approved an easement for the Dakota Access pipeline to cross a reservoir near the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe reservation, the U.S. Department of the Interior withdrew a legal opinion that   ... Read More

White House: Expect ‘greater enforcement’ of marijuana laws

Photodisc/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) --  The White House indicated Thursday that the enforcement of federal laws on recreational marijuana will increase during President Donald Trump's tenure in office.

Press secretary Sean Spicer, responding to a question at Thursday's press briefing about the   ... Read More

President Trump reiterates call for US nuclear supremacy

ABC News(WASHINGTON) --  President Donald Trump on Thursday renewed his call to expand the country's nuclear weapons cache so that the U.S. is the "top of the pack," according to an interview with Reuters.

Trump's comments echoed statements he   ... Read More

Scenes from town halls: Republicans face off with constituents

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --  With the House of Representatives out of session this week, many members have headed back to their home districts to engage with constituents and, in some cases, hold town hall meetings. Some of these events have   ... Read More

Justice Department reverses Obama guidance on reducing private prisons

US Senate(WASHINGTON) --  Attorney General Jeff Sessions has rescinded an Obama-era memo aimed at reducing and ultimately ending the Justice Department's use of private prisons.

The memo, penned in August 2016 by former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates --   ... Read More

Steve Bannon says media ‘always wrong’ about Trump

MIKE THEILER/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  Donald Trump's chief strategist, Steven Bannon, pounced on the media during the Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday, repeating his attack that the press is the "opposition party" that is "always wrong" about the administration.   ... Read More

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos slams Obama’s transgender bathroom rule as ‘overreach’

ABC News(WASHINGTON) --  Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said she supports President Trump's rollback of Obama administration guidelines on transgender students' choice of bathrooms in schools.

During a Q&A at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Thursday, DeVos   ... Read More

Town halls showcase organizing on the left and concerns in both parties

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — From rural towns to big cities and at both public events and private fundraisers, lawmakers home in their districts this week have been bombarded by energized and engaged crowds demanding answers and determined to make their   ... Read More

Trump’s reversal of transgender bathroom guidance contradicts his past claims of support

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Just last month the White House said Donald Trump is "respectful and supportive of LGBTQ rights," but following Wednesday's reversal of Obama-era guidance directing schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom that matches their   ... Read More

Protests follow White House decision on transgender restroom use

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — After the Trump administration issued its decision Wednesday evening to rescind guidance allowing transgender students to use school restrooms that align with their gender identity, a protest against the action was held just outside the White House   ... Read More

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